Pace Cranes celebrates 30 years with new workplace
Celebrating 30 years since inception in 1987, Pace Cranes opened its doors to a new custom built workplace featuring 6 crane service bays and a 10 Tonne overhead crane.
Paul Heeks receives Con Popov Award
Pace Cranes founder and Chairman Paul Heeks receives the prestigious Con Popov Award. The Con Popov Memorial Award is awarded to an individual by The Crane Industry Council of Australia on an annual basis (if a nomination is deemed worthy) to recognise outstanding contribution to the industry over a considerable time period. The presentation is made at the CICA Annual Conference Gala Dinner. Nominations are called for each year via the respective CICA State Branches.
Pace Cranes takes on the distributorship for American rubber tyred gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift for the east coast of Australia.
Pace Cranes is awarded booth of the year award at the Crane Industry Council of Australia national crane conference.
Pace Cranes is awarded the Dealer of the Year award for best business development / Sennebogen Crane Line. The award is presented by Erich Sennebogen Jnr.
Pace Cranes signs the Australian & New Zealand distributor agreement with German crane manufacturer Sennebogen. The first Sennebogen is sold into Australia later that year, a 608M multi crane was purchased by equipment hire company DPW Plant Hire.
Pace Cranes is the first company to receive CraneSafe accreditation outside of Victoria.
Due to the success of the hire department the company is being more recognised as Pace Cranes and decision is made to rebrand to Pace Cranes.
P.A. Construction Equipment becomes the New South Wales distributor for National Crane and the service and support agent for Grove Manlift access equipment.
Pace Cranes Hire is established to promote and gain awareness of their niche product line by implementing the equipment into the field. This soon leads to an increase in equipment which includes Maeda Mini Cranes, Jaso Tower Cranes, Emu Material Hoist, Articulated Tractor Cranes, Franna Cranes, Skat Cranes, Tele Handlers & Marklift Access Equipment.
Pace Cranes become the Australian distributor for Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso Tower Cranes. Jaso Tower Cranes were imported and sold to companies such as Leighton Contractors, Radius Rigging & Lindores Cranes & Rigging.
A joint venture between P.A. Construction Equipment and Singapore company Soon Douglas is established. Registered as Pace Soon Douglas Pty Ltd. The business was responsible for importing tower cranes and provided electric tower crane hire to the Australian market.
P.A Construction Equipment becomes the Australian distributor for Spanish Crane manufacturer Luna Equipment. Luna specialise in all terrain cranes, truck cranes and industrial cranes. The first Luna GM10/12 is sold to Brambles in Port Kembla for their steel mill operations.
P.A Construction Equipment quickly outgrows current premises and moves to larger premises in Lorraine Street, Peakhurst.
P.A Construction Equipment becomes the Australian & New Zealand distributor for Japanese mini crawler crane manufacturer Maeda Seisakusuko. The Maeda MC264HC model is the first Maeda crane to arrive into Australia.
P.A Construction Equipment takes on the Australian distributorship of Italian pick & carry crane manufacturer Valla. Pace sells the first Valla 75D to Shell Refinery located in Clyde New South Wales.
P.A Construction Equipment becomes the New South Wales distributor Century II line of mobile lifting equipment. These include P&H, IHI, Lorain, Lima Mobile Cranes, Austin Western & Potain Tower Cranes. P&H was later purchased by PPM and then Terex.
P.A Construction Equipment is appointed as the New South Wales distributor for Perry Engineering responsible for sales of their Articulated cranes and Trenching machines.
P.A Construction Equipment is appointed the New South Wales distributor for Robway Safety Systems, manufacturers of load monitoring systems for cranes and machinery based in Adelaide.
P.A Construction Equipment Pty Ltd was established by Paul Heeks who specialised in crane sales, spare parts, crane repairs & maintenance. Paul spent many years working for Favco tower cranes as Marketing Manager and the NSW State Manager of Australian Crane & Excavator which was part of the Tutt Bryant Group (Tutts)